Traveling and Hotels
Traveling and hotels are two of the most vital sectors within the travel industry. Both have the same goal of accommodating people when they need a place to stay overnight while away from home. But how they accomplish this task can vary considerably.
For example, hotel locations are often situated in urban areas near business districts and connected to public transportation, while motels tend to be located on or near highways. Additionally, hotels tend to be more expensive than motels in most cases. But what’s more, the golden rule of travel planning is typically the sooner you book a hotel, the more money you’ll save. Yet it’s also possible to score big deals on hotels, especially if you’re flexible or willing to wait until closer to your trip.
Aside from the cost, both Airbnb and hotels can have a range of different policies. For instance, Airbnb’s “Plus” properties are vetted by an employee and offer additional security and amenities for travelers. Meanwhile, hotels offer more leniency with cancelation policies, making them the safer choice for most people.
It’s important to consider your accommodation needs and preferences when booking your next trip, especially in light of recent travel-related disasters such as the earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia or the hotel fires that took place in Paris and elsewhere this summer. With a little bit of research, you can find the right accommodation for your budget and travel needs. Just don’t forget to read the maps on the back of your hotel room doors!